04th Feb2014

‘Not Another Happy Ending’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Karen Gillan, Stanley Weber, Iain De Caestecker, Amy Manson, Kate Dickie, Freya Mavor, Gary Lewis, Henry Ian Cusick | Written by David Solomons | Directed by John McKay When I decided to review Not Another Happy Ending the reason for this was pretty obvious, as a Doctor Who fan I was interested in a movie where […]

03rd Feb2014

‘The Complex’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Atsuko Maeda, Hiroki Narimiya, Masanobu Katsumura, Naomi Nishida, Kanau Tanaka | Written by Jun’ya Katô, Ryûta Miyake | Directed by Hideo Nakata Hideo Nakata is well known in the horror world for his work, directing Ring, Ring 2 and Dark Water, among others, so it wasn’t unwelcome to see a new release from Nakata that […]

02nd Feb2014

‘Dracula: The Dark Prince’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Luke Roberts, Jon Voight, Kelly Wenham, Ben Robson, Holly Earl, Stephen Hogan, Richard Ashton, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Vasilescu Valentin | Written by Pearry Teo, Nicole Jones, Steven Paul | Directed Pearry Teo Dracula is one of the most prolific, some would say overused, characters in fiction – from literature, to theatre, to cinema and television, […]

01st Feb2014

‘Banshee Chapter’ DVD Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Katia Winder, Michael McMillian, Ted Levine | Written and Directed by Blair Erickson The Banshee Chapter follows journalist, Anna (Winter) who is investigating the disappearance of her friend James (McMillan). James has been experimenting with strange drugs that the US military used in real life experiments in the 1960s. These experiments had very weird […]

01st Feb2014

‘The Tenant’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kristen Dalton, David Arquette, Victor Browne, Morissa O’Mara, Alana O’Mara, Franny Hocking, Ken Baumann, Lorraine Nicholson, Bellamy Young, Rome Shadanloo | Written by Nick Antosca | Directed by Chris Jaymes Originally released in the US in 2012 under the title of The Cottage and no doubt renamed to avoid confusion with the similarly themed British film […]

31st Jan2014

‘Force of Execution’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Steven Seagal, Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames, Bren Foster | Written by Richard Beattie, Michael Black | Directed by Keoni Waxman Steven Seagal has never been a big name in action movies for me.  I’ve seen the popular ones he’s in such as the Under Siege movies but he never caught my interest like somebody like […]

31st Jan2014

‘Penthouse North’ DVD Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Michelle Monaghan, Andrew W. Walker, Michael Keaton, Barry Sloane, Trevor Hayes, Tilo Horn | Written by David Loughery | Directed by Joseph Ruben Written by David Loughery (Lakeview Terrace, Passenger 57) and directed by Joseph Ruben (Sleeping With The Enemy, The Forgotten), Penthouse North is a thriller, and an old school one at that, mixing elements of […]

29th Jan2014

‘Bates Motel: Season One’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Some shows come along and you just can’t help being sceptical about them.  Bates Motel Season 1 came with the news that it would be a “modern re-imagining” of the Psycho origin story, putting Norman and his mother in a modern-day setting with an aim of looking at the routes of just what made Norman […]

29th Jan2014

‘The Selfish GIant’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder, Ralph Ineson, Ian Burfield, Lorraine Ashbourne, Elliott Tittensor, Siobhan Finneran | Written and Directed by Clio Barnard There is something disarming about stories that deal with childhood friendships, especially ones that are filmed close to where you live.  The Selfish Giant was filmed around the city of Bradford, so there […]

27th Jan2014

‘Hunt vs Lauda’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

When it comes to Formula 1 as a sport there are certain rivalries that have added drama to the seasons, even now the egos of the drivers and politics of the car companies can sometimes overshadow the action on the road.  Probably the greatest of these rivalries though is way back before some of the […]

27th Jan2014

Competition: Win action flick ‘Force of Execution’ on DVD or Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

Force of Execution is 2014’s must-own action film, starring heavy-hitting action-aces Ving Rhames, Steven Seagal, Danny Trejo and Bren Foster. Crime lord Mr. Alexander (Steven Seagal – Maximum Conviction), after years of sitting at the throne of a powerful underworld empire, decides it’s finally time to go straight. However, things won’t be that simple when […]

26th Jan2014

‘Last Passenger’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dougray Scott, Kara Tointon, Iddo Goldberg, David Schofield, Joshua Kaynama, Lindsay Duncan | Written by Omid Nooshin, Andy Love  | Directed by Omid Nooshin What’s this? I’m reviewing a new British movie? Yes indeed, if you’ve been a long time reader of my work, you may have noticed a proclivity for me to review mainly […]

21st Jan2014

‘Grindhouse 14: Hideous!’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Citriniti, Rhonda Griffin, Mel Johnson Jr., Jacqueline Lovell, Tracie May, Jerry O’Donnell, Andrew Johnston | Written by Benjamin Carr | Directed by Charles Band Not much more than a group of actors sat round in a Romanian castle (the very same one owned by Charles Band that featured in Castle Freak no doubt) […]

18th Jan2014

‘Grindhouse 13: The Creeps’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Rhonda Griffin, Justin Lauer, Bill Moynihan, Kristin Norton, Jon Simanton | Written by Benjamin Carr | Directed by Charles Band I’ll be honest, The Creeps originally came at a time when, beyond the Puppet Master movies, I had grown tired of Full Moon’s schtick… Having moved the studio to Romania, their production values were […]

18th Jan2014

‘Grindhouse 12: Shadowzone’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Louise Fletcher, David Beecroft, James Hong, Frederick Flynn, Shawn Weatherly, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Lu Leonard, Maureen Flaherty, Robbie Rives | Written and Directed by J.S. Cardone Now this is more like it! One of Full Moon’s lesser-known movies, Shadowzone originally debuted in 1990, just after Puppet Master exploded on to the scene. It […]

18th Jan2014

‘Grindhouse 11: Beach Babes 2′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sarah Bellomo, Tina Hollimon, Stephanie Hudson, Rodrigo Botero, Stefan Galio, Kennneth Johnson, Guy Payne, Lenny Rose | Written by Mark Michelini | Directed by Ellen Cabot Once again directed by David DeCoteau under his Ellen Cabot pseudonym, Beach Babes 2: Cave Girl Island is the second film from Charles Band’s Torchlight label which specialised […]

15th Jan2014

Competition: Win horror flick ‘Banshee Chapter’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of the “Jump-out-of-your-seat scary” (Little White Lies) horror Banshee Chapter – out on DVD & VOD 27th January – we have a DVD to give away to one lucky winner! From Executive Producer Zachary Quinto’s (Star Trek) Before the Door Pictures comes this highly entertaining horror that will terrify with its […]

13th Jan2014

‘Blood Glacier’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic, Hille Beseler, Brigitte Kren, Peter Knaac | Written by Benjamin Hessler | Directed by Marvin Kren [NB: I originally saw this movie under its original title The Station at the Frightfest 2013 All-Nighter. Worried that my original review was clouded by my somnambulic state I thought I'd give the film another go in the comfort […]

11th Jan2014

‘The Tunnel’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

I guess when starting this review of The Tunnel I will have to state something, yes I know it’s a remake of The Bridge and no I’ve not seen it yet but it’s safe to assume I will be watching it in the future.  Now we have got our way past that I can say that […]

11th Jan2014

‘Frankenstein: 10th Anniversary Edition’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Luke Goss, Donald Sutherland, Alec Newman, Julie Delpy, William Hurt | Written by Mark Kruger | Directed by Kevin Connor What happens when man violates the laws of God and science? For Captain Walton (Sutherland) and the crew of a weather-beaten ship stranded in the icy sea, the answer follows their rescue of a […]

09th Jan2014

Competition: Win sci-fi horror ‘The Colony’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of the truly spine-chilling dystopian sci-fi horror The Colony starring the legendary Laurence Fishburne and Bill Paxton – out on DVD 20th January – we have a copy to give away to one lucky winner! “A stylish, pulse-pounding chiller!” (Billy Chainsaw, Bizarre), ‘The Colony’ is without a doubt the more fearful, […]

06th Jan2014

‘The Great Train Robbery’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

In the United Kingdom, just like any other country, we have our tales of gangsters and crooks that become legendary, not only for the crime but for the characters who took part in them.  One of the biggest legends was The Great Train Robbery, which personally I first found out about through Buster starring Phil […]

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